09 Jul
Tue / 2019

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sketching in the Gardens of Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Visit Bayou Bend during open-sketching hours, when guests are invited to draw from Bayou Bend’s natural woodlands and formal gardens. Paper, clipboards, and pencils are provided. 

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    MFAH Playdate

    Beck Building

    Children up to 35 months old, and an adult caregiver, enjoy a multi-sensory experience in the galleries. Families sing songs, listen to storybooks, and take part in fun, art-related games and activities.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Audrey Jones Beck Building

    Beck Building

    ​Join this 45-minute tour to sample works on view from collections throughout the Beck Building. Each tour includes different works of art, so your experience is always a fresh look at the Museum!

10 Jul
Wed / 2019

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Storytime Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Introduce children to the magic of art and literature in an intimate, house-museum setting. Storytime Tours are a fun and interactive activity featuring stories related to themes highlighted in the Rienzi Collection. 

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    History Book Club “Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, 1740–1832”

    Rienzi

    Join other book lovers at Rienzi to discuss Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, 1740–1832, an engrossing portrait of the lives, loves, and letters of the four Lennox sisters.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Caroline Wiess Law Building

    Law Building

    Discover architectural and artistic treasures on this tour of the Law Building, designed by William Ward Watkin with additions by Kenneth Franzheim and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

11 Jul
Thu / 2019

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Summer Art Explorers: Start Your Adventure!

    Beck Building, Law Building

    This summer, explore inspiring and extraordinary works of art, exhibitions, and installations at the Museum! 

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Tour “Fear and Wonder: Sublime Landscapes on Paper—Selections from the Museum’s Collection”

    Law Building

    The prints and drawings in Fear and Wonder, drawn from the MFAH collection, showcase a range of sublime evocations. This 45-minute, docent-led tour explores the exhibition and encourages visitors to discuss the artwork together.

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Art Encounters: Wearable Objects

    Law Building

    This Art Encounters session encourages you to lend a hand in the creation of wearable art inspired by the exhibition Mending: Craft and Community—Selections from the Museum’s Collection.

12 Jul
Fri / 2019

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Tour “Fear and Wonder: Sublime Landscapes on Paper—Selections from the Museum’s Collection”

    Law Building

    The prints and drawings in Fear and Wonder, drawn from the MFAH collection, showcase a range of sublime evocations. This 45-minute, docent-led tour explores the exhibition and encourages visitors to discuss the artwork together.

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